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  • But the shooting-brake conformation is so utterly right that it takes on the aspect of preordination.

    The Coolest Ferrari Ever—Drive Carefully Dan Neil 2011

  • The rain cascaded as they came out of the station and Boule, who, like all Florence's secretaries, appeared to be suffering from an advanced case of nerves, bundled, as it seemed, all the passengers from the train into a shooting-brake, a small car and two Daimlers.

    The Return of Mr Campion Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966 1989

  • Talking with AutoBild, BMW's product development chief, Klaus Draeger, mentioned that the new 1-Series line-up may feature a type of elongated shooting-brake two-door wagon/hatch variant.

    Car Advice | News Blog 2009

  • The design is a mix of shooting-brake proportions and styling elements inspired by classic coupés such as the Porsche 356.

    Car Body Design - News 2008

  • The Mercedes-Benz Fascination Concept is a design study that reinterprets the coupé and shooting-brake themes and explores a new formal language.

    Car Body Design - News 2008


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  • "The United States part is, however, a safe bet, because every time he arrives at a curb, he either comes close to being run over by shooting-brake or he falters in his stride; diverts his train of thought onto a siding, much to the disturbance of its passengers and crew; and throws some large part of his mental calculation circuitry into the job of trying to reflect his surroundings through a large mirror. They drive on the left side of the street here."

    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, pp 143-144 of the Avon Books paperback edition

    January 26, 2013